Waiting Room by Diane FlacksWaiting Room by Diane Flacks

Waiting Room

byDiane Flacks

Paperback | December 8, 2016

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Chrissie and Jeremy have spent a great deal of time in shock, waiting—for news of their baby daughter’s post-operation recovery, for weekly scans to show that her tumour is gone, for robotic forty-five-second updates from Dr. Andre Malloy, their brilliant but arrogant neuro-oncologist. The hospital waiting room has become a second home where they struggle separately as parents and as a couple, where they laugh inappropriately, lose tempers, and find resilience as they confront a roller coaster of hope and despair and a crisis of decision-making. And just beyond the waiting room, Dr. Malloy faces his own dark and risky medical dilemma. With sharp insight, Waiting Room examines medical ethics, compassion, gallows humour, and humanity in life-threatening situations.
Diane Flacks is a writer/performer whose solo shows, Myth Me, By a Thread, Random Acts, and Bear With Me (based on her book, published by McClelland & Stewart), have been critically acclaimed, published, and toured within North America. She has twice performed excerpts from Bear With Me at the CBC Winnipeg Comedy Fest. Most recently, D...
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Title:Waiting RoomFormat:PaperbackDimensions:116 pages, 8.36 × 5.36 × 0.32 inPublished:December 8, 2016Publisher:Playwrights Canada PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770915648

ISBN - 13:9781770915640

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“I was entirely absorbed […] I cannot imagine that anyone would be unmoved by the scenarios and relationships depicted in Waiting Room.”—Dorianne Emmerton, Mooney on Theatre - 20160311